Gabe Newell confirms Source 2 Engine

How was your weekend? With any luck it was suitably awesome, and to start your week off right we have some interesting news for you uncovered by 4Chan and Reddit: Valve‘s Gabe Newell has confirmed that they are building the Source 2 engine, but haven’t yet had the game to roll it out with.

If you’re not smiling yet, you’ll definitely be doing so after you hear how the announcement was made. It was Gabe Newell’s birthday on November 3rd, and 4Chan’s /v/ (videogames) board decided to pay him a surprise visit. In addition to an enormous birthday card signed by many of /v/’s regulars, they also gave him an an actual Mann-Co crate, which he had to pay $2.50 to unlock in order to receive the gift of a combat helmet similar to the one worn by the Team Fortress 2 soldier. Irony at its best.

Gabe stuck around to chat with the fans afterwards, and after warning against the inevitable Half-Life 3 questions, was asked whether Valve was working on a new Source engine, to which Gabe responded:

We’ve been working on Valve’s new engine stuff for a while, we’re probably just [garbled, but subtitled: “waiting for a game to roll it out with”]

Sweet! You can check out the full video here:

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